Hepatitis C screenings

Medicare covers a Hepatitis C screening if your primary care doctor or other health care provider orders one and you meet one or more of these conditions:

  • You’re at high risk because you use or have used illicit injection drugs.
  • You had a blood transfusion before 1992.
  • You were born between 1945-1965.

If you were born between 1945-1965 and aren’t considered high risk, Medicare pays for a screening once. If you’re at high risk (for example, you’ve continued to use illicit injection drugs since your previous negative Hepatitis C screening test), Medicare covers yearly screenings.


Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay nothing for the screening if your doctor or other health care provider accepts assignment

Is my test, item, or service covered?